Adult Faith

Adult Education

Tom Parsons
Email: stignatiusadultfaith@gmail.com
Tel: 215-493-3377

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Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement!

The Catholic Church requires that you prepare ahead for your wedding, preferably starting at least six months before the wedding. During that time, you will meet with a parish priest to understand the requirements for your preparation and to fulfill all the necessary paperwork required for your wedding and to plan the ceremony. You will also attend a form of Pre-Cana Marriage Preparation which involves married volunteer couples who share their own experiences with matters of spirituality, values, and practical matters to aid engaged couples in contemplating their readiness for the Holy Sacrament of Marriage.

Here are some more details to understand about the preparation process.

Eligibility:
Eligibility to Marry within the Catholic Church At least one of the people who is to married must be a registered, active and practicing Catholic. Except in extraordinary circumstances the couple should contact the church at least six months prior to the wedding. If either person has been married before, there will be an investigation into whether that person is free to marry in the Catholic Church. Since this process can take up to a year, it is essential that this matter be resolved before setting the wedding date. Information about some extraordinary circumstances may be found in this FAQ document from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The Church rejoices with you as you approach the sacrament of marriage!
The Catholic Church offers you the building blocks with which to build a solid foundation for your marriage. The cornerstones of that solid foundation begins now, in your engagement period. This archdiocesan marriage preparation program (the steps of which are outlined below) will provide you with the spiritual resources and practical tools you need for a strong and healthy marriage – not only as newlyweds, but for a lifetime.

Find out more about Marriage PREP and register here : https://ascensionpress.com/products/joy-filled-marriage-self-paced-online-course-with-live-guided-discussion/

Important Links:
FAQ from Archdiocese (PDF)
Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Page

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Pre Jordan

Deacon Michael Cibenko
Email: contact@stignatius.church
Tel: 215-493-3377

Pre-Jordan is a program to help parents prepare for their child’s Baptism. All first-time parents are required to take this course before their child’s Baptism. To register, please contact the parish secretary at 215-493-3377

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RCIA

Annmarie Flanagan
Email: aflanagan@stignatius.church
Tel: 215-493-5204

The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. From the time of the apostles, becoming a Christian has been accomplished by a journey and initiation in several stages. (ccc) The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is also completed in stages beginning with the stage of inquiry and progressing to full initiation into the Catholic Church. Unbaptized persons, Christians from another faith tradition, or Catholics who have not completed their sacraments are invited to discern if they are called to full sacramental initiation. Please call St. Ignatius RCIA Coordinator Annmarie Flanagan at 215-493-5204 for additional information or to register.

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Youth

Youth Ministry

JD McEwing, Youth Minister
Email: youth@stignatius.church
Tel: 215-493-3377

Youth Group:

St. Ignatius Youth Ministry will be starting a new group! This is for 9th-12th grade students and will be held from 6:00pm - 7:30pm on Saturday nights, In the Antioch center, starting 7/30! Food, Fun and Catholicism. Grow a deeper relationship with your peers and with Christ as we join together in team games and then dive deeper into the Catholic faith. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to JD McEwing for more information!

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CYO Athletics

Basketball Registration, Steve Nash
OnLine CYO Basketball Registration: Register Online

Cross Country and Track
A well supervised program that includes cross country, basketball, and track. There are intramural, parish, and Region 19 CYO teams in both grade school and high school levels for boys and girls.

2022 Fall Sports
Interested in joining St. Ignatius's inaugural CYO fall sports? Players and coaches needed!
More Information


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Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

BSA Chartered Organization Representative:

Mark E. Pellegrino - mepcpa215@yahoo.com

Scouts BSA:

Josh Johnson, Scout Master, 267-907-4181   -  jdjohn5@hotmail.com
http://yardley230.mytroop.us/

http://pack230.org/
A program sponsored by the parish following the guidelines of the BSA with a special emphasis on Catholic scouting. A strong outdoor activity schedule, as well as service to the parish and the community characterize this group.

Cub Scouts:

J.R. Longino, Cubmaster, 610-764-0418  -  CubPack230@gmail.com
http://pack230.org

Provides opportunities to “reach out” into a wider community while maintaining the link with more secure foundations such as the home, the church and school. Based on individualism, human dignity, loving and serving God and others, the program encourages its youth and leaders to be faithful in their religious duties while being useful and participating citizens.

Explorers Post 230:

http://yardley230.mytroop.us

Please visit the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for more information http://www.nccs-bsa.org.

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Girl Scouts and Brownies

Mary Beth Flatley
Email: mb4flatley@verizon.net

       St. Ignatius offers a traditional Girl Scout program for girls from K-6th grade. In addition, all registered Catholic Girl Scouts are invited to participate in the religious recognition awards program. The preparation of these awards helps the girl to understand the role of God and faith in her life by putting into practice what she has learned in religion class and her scouting skills.

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Liturgical

Altar Servers

Altar Servers perform an important role during the Mass by assisting the Priest as he celebrates the liturgy. This role can be an excellent opportunity to strengthen the spiritual formation of our youth. All children in grades 5-12 are welcome to assist at the altar after receiving the required training.

To apply to be an altar server, please download the registration form below:

AltarServerApplication

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Mary Alice LaMorte
Tel: 215-321-6738

Children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate in this special Liturgy designed for children held in the Church Auditorium during the Readings at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. Adult volunteers are sought to assist with this ministry.

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word will pause for summer after Father’s Day weekend and will resume on Labor Day weekend. Therefore, there will be no Children’s Liturgy from June 26 through August 28. The publisher has provided a pdf of summer materials for families to use during the pause. The pdf is available here for download. Have a happy and blessed summer.

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Extraordinary Ministers

These ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at Liturgies and take Communion to the sick.  If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister, please contact the rectory for more information.

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Hospitality

Joe and Lucille Delligatti
Tel: 215-321-1067

Ministers of Hospitality are the official hosts who welcome us into our Father’s house. They set the atmosphere in order to help us experience the presence of God. Also, they collect the people’s gifts of money for parish needs.

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Lectors

John Backus
Tel: 215-579-7393

The Lector proclaims the Word of God (the readings that precede the Gospel) and may announce the general intercessions in the absence of a Deacon.

Lector September to December 10, 2022 Schedule (PDF)  

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Vocations Committee

Fr. Andrew Brownholtz
Tel: 215-493-3377 ext. 211

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Music Ministry

Lee Milhous
Email: leefmilhous@verizon.net
Tel: 267-205-0174

Folk Group:

The group assists the congregation in worship, with music and song in contemporary style. The Folk Group practices from 8:00-9:00 PM on Wednesday evenings and sings at the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass about 3 times per month and also at special occasions.

Cantor:

Cantors are members of the choir who have shown advanced proficiency in reading music and singing. The Cantor is also a leader of song: not as a soloist, but by leading the assembly in song.

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Book n Bean

Linda Stewart
Tel: 215-968-3577

Bring your book, enjoy our gourmet coffee, and join this informal book discussion group on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm (except December and the summer months) in the School Faculty Room. Consult the Sunday bulletin for each month's book selection.

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Spirituality

Charismatic Prayer Group

Carolyn Wise
Email: curly231949@aol.com

Our purpose is spiritual growth, defined as a life increasingly guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Join the group for praise songs, testimony, teachings and intercessory prayer. This is aided through the reception and exercise of the Gifts of the Spirit.

Annual seminars are sponsored by the Group for the benefit of all parishioners.

We meet on Tuesdays 7:30 PM in the Old Rectory. All are welcome.

Submit a Prayer Request

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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Community of Disciples

Anna Matteoda
Email: annamatteo@msn.com
Tel: 215-321-1674

Jesus says to us,
“I earnestly desire to eat this Passover meal with you.”

Community of Disciples Small Groups

Community of Disciples Faith Sharing groups of six or more participants meet during Lent to read, reflect and discuss the scripture readings for each upcoming Sunday’s Mass. Group leaders help to facilitate the discussion. Participants are free to share their faith reflections and experiences at their comfort level. The meetings last approximately 1½ hours, excluding any social time that the group decides upon.

When – The Community of Disciples faith sharing sessions are scheduled to closely match parishioner requests, for each of the six weeks of Lent.

Where – in volunteer parishioner host homes or in parish meeting rooms.

Why should you consider participating? – Faith sharing offers the opportunity to: deepen your faith, strengthen yourself to live your faith while confronted with daily challenges, better prepare you for Sunday Mass, develop new friendships within our Church community.

Questions? – Please contact:

Anna Matteoda
215-321-1674
annamatteo@msn.com

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St. Ignatius Servants of Mary

Contact: Charles Koerner
Tel: 215-493-6141

Meets on Wednesdays 6pm, Room 2D for Rosary prayer, brief teaching on Our Blessed Mother, and weekly works of Mercy .

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Perpetual Adoration

Marianne Kloc
Tel: 267-346-0152

Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel located in the old Rectory building is open twenty-four hours every day. If you are interested in becoming part of the Perpetual Adoration team, please contact us.

More Information About Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel

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Rosary/Chaplet of Divine Mercy

All are invited to recite the rosary after the 9:00am Mass. For those who can stay longer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is also recited. Praying the Rosary

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Service

Caring for Friends

Kathy Pasko
Tel: 215-321-0116

Jayne Marcinkowski
Tel: 215-321-5739


Caring for Friends (CFF) provides free meals and friendly visits for the elderly, ill, poor and/or homebound in the greater Philadelphia area. CFF is one of the largest and most established FREE home delivered meal programs in Pennsylvania. Since our founding in 1974, Caring for Friends has served millions of meals and boxes of groceries to more than 100,000 homebound, isolated seniors, kids, and families in the five-county region of Greater Philadelphia. CFF also provides nearly 100,000 hours of friendly visits annually.

The St. Ignatius Chapter of Caring for Friends has a three-fold program to support the CFF program:
  1. Home Cooks – Trays and soup containers to be filled at home are available at all church entrances. Directions are provided with the meal packets.
  2. Congregate cooks – These meetings to assemble meals are generally held the 2nd Thursday of each month (check the bulletin and/or the online church calendar for specific dates) between 9 am and noon. Only one day per month of your time is required and you will be helping so many needy people! Each person brings an entrée, and the group provides the other foods, bread and desserts. Meals are made assembly line style.
  3. The CFF Visitor program designates a friend to visit a homebound client once a week for an hour to deliver meals, have a friendly visit, etc. Training is provided.
Come join us during our monthly congregate cook. Make new friends, enjoy the comradery. Helping hands are always needed and appreciated!

“To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.” – Pope Francis

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Monthly Food Collection

Canned and boxed foods, paper goods, and baby products can be dropped-off inside the church entrances on the second Sunday of each month for distribution to Mary’s Pantry.

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Respect Life

Lester Ruppersberger, D.O.
Tel: 215-321-6697

The Respect Life Committee of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish exists to promote a renewed respect for every human life from conception to natural death. The committee would like to make the parish the center of life, a place where parishioners understand the issues and importance of meeting the needs of those who are most vulnerable – especially mothers and their unborn children – and those who are seriously ill or dying and their families.

Chairperson: Lester Ruppersberger, D.O.
VicePresident: Christina Mahan
Secretary: Mary Rose Wolodzko
Treasurer: Barbara Basheda

Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 7:30 PM in the Old Rectory and all are invited. We are ALWAYS looking for new members, especially the youth, who will be the next generation of life defenders.

Links

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Social Action Committee

Contact: Ken Driver
Driverk864@comcast.net
Tel: 215-431-8552

The Social Action Committee is a group of parishioners who have been meeting for many years to help those people in our community who may be experiencing financial difficulty. It is one way we show our faith to “love one another….”.

Our main source of income is financial donations received during our four collections yearly. These donations are used to pay utilities, buy food and clothing, pay medical bills, and any other financial needs that we are made aware of. We also purchase clothing for the clients of the Advocates for the Homeless and Needy Program. We are an ongoing source of assistance to Catholic Social Services of Bucks County when no other help if available.

Our food collections with donations by parishioners at the entrances to church or chapel are delivered weekly to Catholic Social Services by members of the Social Action Committee.

In August of each year we sponsor a “Stuff the Bus” drive at which time parishioners donate school items for needy children sponsored by the United Way of Bucks County.

We sponsor an Annual Coat and Sweater Drive collecting at least 1000 gently used or new clothing items which are distributed to local social service agencies and given to those in need.

Our Annual Turkey Drive provides over 200 turkeys and food items to various local agencies who distribute to the needy.

Our Shared Meal Program provides meals each month to the clients of the Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need in Bucks County. Our members purchase, prepare, and distribute these “to go” meals and provide a nutritious meal for at least 40 of their clients. This is accomplished either in the church kitchen or in individual member's homes.

We always welcome new members and are most appreciative of our volunteers and the support of our church community. Coordinates activities in providing services and goods for those in need within the parish and also outside the local parish. Some involvements are Aid for Friends, Red Cross Homeless Shelter, Catholic Social Services, and more.


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Men's Ministry

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus
Fr. James J. McCafferty Council #11013
Web: www.yardleyknights.com

OUR COUNCIL
Our Council was formed December 1, 1992 and is associated with St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Yardley, PA.
Mission: Fr. McCafferty Council is dedicated to living out the principles of our order:
Charity: We work to aid the poor, sick, and elderly through various fundraisers and outreach programs.
Unity: We stand united as one voice with our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI in defense of life in all stages, against oppression of the downtrodden, and for the family.
Fraternity: We provide a support system for one another and our families. We grow together in friendship and faith as we work to live out our mission. Patriotism: We support our Armed Forces and our Veterans through several programs and are eternally grateful to those who have sacrificed for our freedom!
Meetings are held at the parish once a month. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our website for further information.

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Women's Ministry

Walking with Purpose

Marilyn McLane
Email: wwp.ignatius@gmail.com
Tel: 215-378-1858



Walking With Purpose is a national women’s Catholic Bible study program. Participants at the St. Ignatius chapter are an authentic community of women of all ages and faith backgrounds seeking to grow in faith.

Discover a personal relationship with Jesus and a transformation of the heart through the WWP bible studies and small group discussions.

Groups meet every week at the St. Ignatius Church in Yardley, PA on:

Tuesday @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am in the Church Auditorium
OR Tuesday @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm in the Antioch Center (the Old Rectory)

No Bible study experience is needed.
If you can't attend every week, come when you can.
If you can’t prepare for each week’s study, come anyway and join the discussion.

Register online or contact Marilyn McLane at wwp.ignatius@gmail.com, 215-378-1858.

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Catholic Women of Bucks Giving Circle

Jen Sullivan
Email: jenny_sullivan414@yahoo.com
Tel: 609-947-6480

   The Catholic Women of Bucks (CWoB) Giving Circle is a new initiative which funds local organizations in our area that reflect our Catholic faith and assist the community. Members of the circle give monetary donations, which are collectively given to local organizations.

Designed as a giving circle, this group will leverage a pooled fund to have greater impact on the organizations selected. The giving circle meets two to three times a year, to hear about the organizations to be funded, collect and award the funding. The giving circle provides the opportunity for Catholic women to gather, engage in the local community and grow stronger in our faith!

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Women at the Cross

Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus
Fr. McCafferty Council No. 11013
Email: watc@yardleyknights.com

Women at the Cross is a new Women's Ministry at St. Ignatius of Antioch and is the Ladies Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus Fr. McCafferty Council No. 11013. We are a Catholic Women's Organization of faith and Service and are dedicated to assisting the Knights of Columbus spiritually, socially, and financially. We utilize the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy with guidance from our three Patronesses: Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and St. Joan of Arc.   

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